(BREITBART) -- Twelve-year-old Timiyah Landers from Detroit was severely injured Friday while attempting to participate in the latest in a series of potentially deadly internet “challenges.”
In the “fire challenge,” people pour flammable liquids onto their own bodies and set themselves ablaze. The activity may sound ludicrous and self-evidently dangerous, but many children are drawn to such stunts in a bid for internet immortality.
Landers was fortunate that her mother Brandi Owens was nearby. She rushed to her daughter, who “looked like a fireball,” and began “reaching through the fire” to remove her burning clothes. After extinguishing the flames, she rushed her daughter to the hospital where the second and third-degree burns covering 49 percent of her body are now being treated.
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